The main problem is when surfaces in these areas are not cleaned thoroughly or regularly, which allows germs and bacteria not only to survive but also to thrive. High humidity and warmer temperatures can allow bacteria to survive for even longer as bacterial growth is prime in warm and humid environments. It’s not unheard of for viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens to survive on surfaces for weeks and months if they are not cleaned and disinfected properly. While this is a problem in any gym or locker room, it is especially troubling in a school. This is why people need to know how to kill Methicillin Resistant Staph. Aureus (MRSA) in school gyms how to create safe environments for the children.
How Clean Are the Locker Rooms at Your Child’s School?Most children are in gym class an hour each day, which means that gyms and locker rooms have a lot of children passing through them on a regular basis.
Larger schools can have thousands of children coming through, leaving thousands of sets of clothing on the floor and doors being touched by thousands of sweaty hands. Just as in the cafeteria, there is a lot of traffic in a school gym and this makes it ideal for pathogens to grow here.
Additionally, any student athletes at a school will also use a locker room. This room will become the perfect location for germs and bacteria to incubate as it is warm and wet. Since janitors don’t clean in these locker rooms because they can’t bother the students’ items or gear, pathogens are allowed to grow unchecked, which is very dangerous. Many students don’t realize how dirty and unsanitary their clothing is.All facilities need to take steps to reduce bacteria and germs in locker rooms and gyms. People want to know how to eliminate bacteria and viruses
in schools and while a full elimination is impossible, there are ways to control the problem.High-touch areas such as restroom doors, textbooks, locker handles, and desks all need to be cleaned regularly, especially if a school wants to eliminate MRSA in school locker rooms. Kids between the ages of 5 and 17 are very likely to miss school because of being sick.
40% of these kids will miss at least three days of school every year, which is why prevention is so important.Best Cleaning Practices
While cleaning with friction, detergent, and a cloth or mop is a great way to remove organic matter, this does not thoroughly clean the entire environment. Bacteria and other germs that are on hard surfaces can easily be cleaned this way but it’s not easy to clean soft surfaces or the air in this matter. Frequent cleaning of high-touch items is how to stop cross contamination in school nurses’ office and will prevent children from sharing their germs. A cloth and detergent can remove 99.9% of all microbes on the surface.Best Disinfection Practices
Some surfaces will still need disinfectants but their use is not appropriate in all situations. A combination disinfectant and cleaner is not nearly as effective as using two different products when you want to kill MRSA in school gyms and classrooms. It’s best to clean a surface and then allow the disinfectant to sit for up to 10 minutes before removing it. This is the best way to really disinfect the surface and not accidentally create microbial resistance.
Even if you clean and disinfect the way that you are supposed to, you need to run Odorox/Pyure hydroxyl processor at all times to remove viruses and bacteria from surfaces and the air. They don’t need chemicals but instead rely on oxidation to kill bacteria and viruses, preventing them from becoming resistant. Additionally, the entire room will be clean, not just the areas that were surface cleaned.
Email Odorox Air/Pyure anytime, or a call 888-246-7446 x 211 for a knowledgable representative who can provide answers to your questions or concerns about Hydroxyl Processors. We help you to understand how to achieve the cleanest air for business, home, office or any space. Using OdoroxAir/Pyure Hydroxyl Processors is the absolute best way to eliminate MRSA Bacteria School K-12, Schools Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The importance of MRSA Eradication from Common Areas, Locker Rooms, Lunchrooms, Classrooms with OdoroxAir/Pyure Hydroxyl Processors should not be overlooked!
PuroClean of Tampa Bay has had the opportunity to work with a hydroxyl generator that we purchased from Tom McArdle. We have used it with fires, mold damage, and smoke odor removal.
The technology has really added to our "tool set" and has worked very successfully to improve the outcomes of our emergency cleanups.
But, even more, it has been a privilege to work with Tom and Michael McArdle. They are tremendously responsive and supportive to our business needs. Time and time again they have gone "over and above" to help us get the job done more quickly with exceptional results. Soon after we purchased our first Odorox generator, we used it in a condo where one of the owners had been a heavy smoker for over 15 years. Unfortunately, the owner had painted over the nicotine stains and the odor on their walls, thereby, locking in the smoke odor. When our one machine could not clean it, Tom and Mike brought 3 more machines to get rid of the smoke odor completely. In addition, they came out daily to the condo to check how it was working and kept following up to see what else they could do.
Both Mike and Tom are exceptional business colleagues. We look forward to working with them, and their technology, long into the future. If any customers would like to contact us to discuss the product in more detail, Ali and I would be happy to speak with potential clients.
Mary O'Hara President
PuroClean of Tampa Bay
PuroClean of Tampa Bay
My husband and I recently purchased a condominium apartment which has a few severe issues. Firstly, it had yellow nicotine covered ceiling, walls and air vents. Secondly, there was extensive soiled broadloom throughout. The odor in the dwelling was a sickly combination of nicotine, animal waste, and extreme mustiness due to the animal refuse/waste.
The previous owner was a chain smoker. She resided in this 2,400 square foot, three level condominium for just over 13 years. The areas most affected by the nicotine were the kitchen, dining room and the family room. Further, the dwelling was vacant for over one year. This resulted in the nicotine, animal excrement and dirt compounding over time and spider webs and a thick layer of dust had visibly accumulated on the ceilings and walls.
We started by scrubbing every surface. The ceilings once cleaned were still yellow and the nicotine odor was still very strong. One could not spend much time there without one's eyes starting to burn and itch. We then spray painted all the ceilings with an oil based paint and subsequently painted every surface of the dwelling. Unfortunately, the nicotine odor was still quite heavy. We then removed the entire broadloom and under pad. We cleaned the cement floor with a special cement-cleaning product before installation of the new under pad and broadloom. Unfortunately, even after we completed all this, the odor was still there. Cleaning, painting and installing new broadloom throughout had still not solved the air quality issues we were facing.
The furnace and ventilation systems were a major concern. How could we clean and solve the areas we could not physically access? Along came The Boss. I had heard about the hydroxyl technology from a friend. Clearly, no matter how much we cleaned, scrubbed, painted or replaced, there was no way that anyone could reside here unless all the odor and bacteria were totally removed.
The Boss, a non-contained Hydroxyl Generator is easy to use and quiet. We ran the unit with and without the air conditioner on as we wanted the air going through the vents to eliminate the odor and bacteria there as well. We ran The Boss for a period of two to three days on each level of the three level condominium apartment. The Boss was miraculously successful in solving our air quality problem. The condominium apartment not only looked clean but also felt and smelled clean.
It was evident that even though we scrubbed, painted and replaced all the old flooring, without the help of The Boss, we would have never been able to achieve the level of clean air quality we required. The odor and bacteria were all eliminated. I can only imagine the multitude of applications this product could be used for. It is light, easy to move and is quiet to operate. Thanks to The Boss, we were able to complete our restoration.
Thanks for bringing such a great product to market!
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Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.